DARMSTADT, Germany: The worldwide spread of SARS-CoV-2 is presenting the dental industry with unprecedented economic and financial challenges. As an investment in its customers, the renowned Darmstadt-based software company exocad has announced its Corona Relief Program in order to support dental laboratories and dental practices.
NEW YORK, U.S.: Fluoride can prevent dental caries by promoting mineralization and making tooth enamel more resistant to acid. However, a new study has found that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel, which ultimately leads to dental fluorosis.
SEOUL, South Korea: Dental implants are a key treatment for tooth loss, but can cause a variety of complications. One such complication is osteonecrosis, which can result from patients taking medications such as bisphosphonates for bone disease. Current treatments for osteonecrosis are not always effective. However, researchers from Yonsei University College of Dentistry in Seoul have reported their successful treatment of a patient using a new regimen.